Kenya: Government to review Act to increase forest cover

9 July 2014

The government is in the process of reviewing the Forest Act to enable it to conform to the Constitutional requirement of realizing the 10 per cent forest cover in the country.

Conservation Secretary Gideon Gathaara said the global climate change debate has presented a unique opportunity for Kenya to aid in looking afresh at the forestry sector and strategically positioning the country in addressing the challenge of global warming.

Speaking at a workshop on Climate Change in various forest types in Sub-Sahara Africa, Gathaara said the government policy towards realising a 10 per cent forest cover by the year 2030 is critical in reversing the high rate at which global warming is evolving.

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